Brian Dunning's FileMaker Custom Functions

lenb ( str ; idx ; lenOfNotASCII )

String length calculation function. For any non ASC II characters, can be counted as 2 or 3 bytes.

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  Sample input:
lenb ("1234567890一二三四五"; 1; 2)
  Sample output:
20

  Function definition: (Copy & paste into FileMaker's Edit Custom Function window)

For ASC II character, count as 1; for others (code > 255), count as you specified. Normally one special character will take 2~3 bytes instead of 1.
Use this function to calculate how may bytes will take if you export string text out from FileMaker to other databases.

 

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